Lee Price: On Women, Food and Society!

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19 September 2017, Tuesday
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We have witnessed heated debates many times when the word “food” is mentioned in the same sentence with the word “women”. There were various themes of these discussions: feminist ones, beauty-related ones and -of course- some of them on joy of eating and guilt of this passion!

I believe that some of the hidden powers of the women appears when they eat a delicious meal, regardless how much calorie it contains! This moment of trance can be described as a rebellion at the same time: a rebellion against beauty stereotypes, societal prejudices and pressure on women in today’s society!
Paintings of Lee Price depicts this rebellion in the most realistic way possible! New-York based figurative realist painter depicts women in different atmosphere while they are breaking the stereotypes of today’s society in more aesthetic way.

Actually, the paintings are realistic as much as a photo and portrays women while they passionately eating food. Paintings are re-production of photos which are taken by photographer Tom Moore for this project. At the first glance, it is quite possible to observe that a feminine interaction between food and women exist in paintings. However, when you spend a bit more time infront of the Women&Food serie words of the Price gain huge amount of importance:

“In this society, there’s so much pressure on women to be thin. We’re not supposed to have appetites – and not just for the women staring at the viewers and saying ‘I’m not going to censor my appetite.’”

You can visit Price’s website in order to see other works of her!

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